Shailey Shah

Shailey Chetan Shah

State/Country:  Tennessee
Hometown:  Hixson
High School:  Chattanooga High School
College Plans:  Mercer University
Major:  Biomedical Engineering
Professional Plans:  Physician
Interests:  Biking, Cards, Hiking, Music, Photography, Reading, Running, Sports, Traveling, Movies, Climbing, Video Editing, Dancing, Singing
Activities: Orchestra, Speech and Debate, Tennis, Climbing Team, Technology Student Association, Art Club, Photography Club, Model United Nations, Science Fair
Honors:  National Honor Society, National Merit Commended Student, Valedictorian, Governor’s School, Graduating with honors, Technology Student Association State Secretary, Southeastern Model United Nations Secretary General, Southeastern Model United Nations World Health Organization Committee Chair , American Fisheries Society National Junior Hutton Scholar, Selected to and presented at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair at Los Angeles, CA (2014), Selected to present at the National Junior Sciences and Humanities Symposia in San Diego, CA (2017), Selected to present at the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project Fair in Houston, TX (2017), Presented at the Junior Sciences and Humanities Symposium at Knoxville, TN (2015, 2017), Selected as one of four Young Women of Distinction in Chattanooga

Press Release

Shah Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Shailey Shah, a graduate of Chatanooga High School represented Tennessee at the National Youth Science Camp. Shah joined 108 other delegates from 50 states and eight countries in the prestigious annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program.  The National Youth Science Camp, located in the Monongahela National Forest near Green Bank, West Virginia, integrates engaging and thought provoking STEM presentations and hands-on activities with adventurous outdoor experiences and performing and applied arts.

Each year, graduating high school seniors with high achievements in STEM fields are selected from the 50 states, Washington, D.C. and eight countries, to attend the National Youth Science Camp.  For almost a month, delegates attend lectures by science industry leaders, engineers, and researchers, but also experience the beauty of the West Virginia outdoors through backpacking, caving, mountain biking and rock climbing.

These future STEM leaders are selected on merit, based on their achievements, with the program provided to them at no cost, including travel, removing any financial barriers for attendance. Delegates also have the opportunity to gain individual hands on experience in STEM fields. The impact is profound and lifelong, according to Science Camp alumni, staff and presenters.

Shah shared, “NYSC has changed how I perceive the field of science. I feel less bound by degrees and more motivated to pursue my interests without worrying about strictly following a long-term schedule for education. I have come to appreciate the fluid nature of careers and how it is okay to be interested in more than one thing.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the National Youth Science Camp, go to To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit

Shah plans to attend Mercer University of Macon, Georgia in the fall, to study Biomedical Engineering.


Contact Information:

John P. Giroir, Director, National Youth Science Camp – 304-205-9724 x1

National Youth Science Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387